A nation without a ruler and ruling party have no significance. Being diverse in nature, India has several ruling parties and politicians. Politics is the major thing for any nation or the country to attain prosperity as a whole. Politics and politicians govern the country. There will be occurrences of many scenarios and aspects in each period of the political history and India is not an exception in it. Those aspects will be termed as the facts when reviewed later in the history. Once after the independence of India, there were several incidents that had taken place and which were subsequently termed to the facts. Soon after the independence and till the 70th mark of the year, many weird things or facts had taken place in the country. Below are the list of them and its time for you to know some of the weird facts about politics in India. I’m sure all of these facts about Indian politics would be weird and probably not known by you.
It’s Time To Know The Weird Facts About Politics
India shares its political borders with Pakistan and Afghanistan to the west and Bangladesh and Myanmar on the east. The northern boundary was made up of the Sinkiang province of China, Tibet, Nepal, and Bhutan. India is separated from Sri Lanka by a narrow channel of sea formed by the Palk Strait and Gulf of Mannar.
Indian National Congress was established in 1885 is the oldest political party in India followed by the Communist Party of India which was founded in 1920. The present ruling party, BJP (Bhartiya Janta Party) was established in 1980.
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Interestingly, the salaries of Chief Ministers varies a lot in India. The former CM of Punjab, Prakash Singh Badal is the highest paid CM as he had drawn a monthly salary of 1 lakh followed by Bihar CM Nitish Kumar who gets 99,500 per month. However, it a surprised to know that Bengal CM Mamta Banerjee obtains only 8000 per month.
While the British ruled India, many wanted to put them out with the aid of force. It was all changed on September 11, 1906, when Mohandas Gandhi addressed a meeting of 3,000 Indians in the Empire Theatre building in Johannesburg. He has asked them to take an oath to resist white colonial rule without the violence. It had ultimately lead to nonviolence being the means through which the Indian independence was achieved.
After Mahatma Gandhi’s return from South Africa in 1915, the Congress elected him as the President. By the end of the First World War in 1919, Gandhi became the spiritual leader and also the icon of the party.
In 1930, it was decided that on January 26, 1930, would be celebrated as India’s Independence Day or Purna Swaraj Day. It was because on this day that leaders of Indian National Congress and other nationalists had decided to fight for the complete freedom of the country from the British Raj.
Sukarno, first President of Indonesia and was the first chief guest of honor to be present at the India’s Republic Day celebrations on Jan 26, 1950. The first parade of Republic Day was held at Rajpath in New Delhi in 1955. Since then the venue has been the permanent location of the R-Day celebrations.
Though India attained its Independence on August 15, 1947, Goa has still being controlled by the Portuguese. It was on December 19, 1961, that Goa was finally annexed to India.
A polling station was set up in a forest for a lone voter in every election since 2004. He remains as one of India’s most prized voters. Mahant Bharatdas Darshandas is the lone voter in the midst of Gujarat’s Gir forest, home to the Asiatic lion, for whom an entire election team sets up a polling booth every election.
Largest funeral ever attended is for CN Annadurai in 1969, and it was widely thought to be the largest funeral attendance in the history. Of about 15 million people took to the streets of Chennai in memory of the former chief minister of Tamil Nadu, a southern Indian state. He was also widely respected as a writer and speaker. After he had made Tamzhil as the official language of the state rejecting Hindi, he was extremely popular.
The Constituent Assembly of India had met for the first time in New Delhi on 9 December 1946 in the Constitution Hall which is now known as the Central Hall of the Parliament House.
The Indian Constitution starts with the preamble which outlines the main objectives of the Constitution. The idea of the preamble was borrowed from the Constitution of US.
The largest elections of any country were those that had begun on 24th December 1984 for the Indian Lok Sabha with elective seats of 542. The government of the Rajiv Gandhi was returned in polls where nearly 379,000,000 electors were eligible to vote. There were 480,000 polling stations for 5,301 candidates manned by 2.5 million staff.
In March 1977, Ram Bilas Paswan, 30, the Janata candidate for Hajipur in Bihar, India set the highest ever personal majority by any politician, 424,545. The electorate was 625,179.
The State Assembly which is known as Vidhan Sabha elections in Karnataka on 5 March 1985 was the largest ballot paper and which had 301 candidates for Belgaum city.
Around 12 noon MPs could discuss any important topic with prior notice to the Speaker. It is known as the Zero Hour.
It was in the early 1900s that the freedom fighter Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak and Parsi businessman Sir Ratan Jamshedji Tata conceived The Bombay Swadeshi Co-Op Stores Co. Ltd. to promote manufacture, sale, and use of Swadeshi goods. The store is now called as ‘The Bombay Store.’
Though various materials are being used for the tricolor flag, the law of the land says only “khadi” (hand-spun cloth) should be used for the design of the Indian national flag. The Flag Code of India says that any other material used for the making of the national flag might sentence you to three years of imprisonment along with a fine.
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Gandhiji wanted to dissolve the Congress party since post-Independence. On the eve of his assassination on January 30, 1948, Gandhi had also drafted a resolution for the Congress. It read as quoted “Though split into two, India having attained the political independence through means devised by the Indian National Congress, the Congress in its present shape and form, i.e., as a propaganda vehicle and the parliamentary machine, has outlived its use.”
Indian National Congress President Sonia Gandhi is the world’s 12th richest politics background politician, and the leader to have a net worth of more than 2 billion dollars. She is the richest person than Queen Elizabeth and Sulatan of Oman. Sonia Gandhi is an Italian-Indian, and her original name is Edvige Antonia Albina Maino.
The present Foreign Minister of India, Sushma Swaraj who recently underwent a kidney transplant was reportedly offered Kidney by many. The most loved politician is the world’s most followed politician on the Twitter.
On the move to make India a corruption free nation, the 14th Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi has made a demonetization that was issued on 9th November 2016. It was likely to happen for the third time in the Indian Political history, whereas the first instance has taken place in 1946 and the second in 1978.